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Author Topic: Zoning Issues
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Post Zoning Issues
on: June 24, 2011, 04:38 PM

We are located in York County which is in the Upstate of South Carolina. We have been working for over a year trying to get our composting facility up and running. Every step of the way we have been told that composting is an accepted agricultural practice and the land we have is zoned agricultural use. Well, the County has denied our permit because they say we have to either be in an industrial or urban zoned area!!! Has anyone else ever had to fight this battle? We are dead in the water unless we can get them to change their regulation on agricultural land use. We have a county councilman on our side who is going to help us….just looking for some other precedents we can use as leverage.

Dan McQueen
Scoop-D-Doo, Inc.

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Post Re: Zoning Issues
on: July 8, 2013, 05:25 PM

Dan –
I have permitted a number of commercial composting facilities on agriculturally zoned land here in CA. In most cases a Conditional Use Permit was required. Doesn’t seem like you should be required to change the zoning. Maybe the most important thing is compatible land use. What do the neighbors do? Do they have any objections? Somewhere in the County offices you should be able to find a definition of activities which are allowed by right and which ones require a conditional use permit.

Matt Cotton
Integrated Waste Management Consulting, LLC

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